Lately I've been gigging with a 4 piece folk/bluegrass quartet (acoustic guitar, steel guitar, banjo, and bass). As we're playing mainly small, intimate rooms (with no drummer to compete with) I feel that I'd prefer to save myself the schlep and skip the rig altogether. However, I don't have much experience with this. So as to open a dialogue, I'll ask the following: Do you have a preference for active or passive circuitry? What D.I. do you prefer, if any? Any external EQ (pedal, rack)? Any other FX (noise suppressor, compression)? Floor monitors vs. in-ears? P.S. - For what it's worth, my main drag is a Schecter Studio 5 w/ active preamp.